GSP Announces Retirement, Gets Challenged By Khabib

On Thursday, one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time will announce his retirement, as Georges St-Pierre will walk away from the sport.

Per a report from ESPN via RDS in Quebec, St-Pierre will hold a press conference on Thursday in Montreal, where he will announce his retirement.

GSP, a former welterweight and middleweight champion, had hoped for one more fight against currently suspended lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who called out St-Pierre following a report that he was retiring.

 


“I saw what Khabib wrote, and I appreciate it very much,” St-Pierre told ESPN. “Unfortunately, these decisions aren’t up to us. I will address everything at the press conference tomorrow.”

With his retirement, St-Pierre will mark the end of a career that began in 2002. Four years into his career he would win the welterweight title at UFC 65, holding it until 2007 with a loss to Matt Serra, regaining it in 2008 at UFC 83.

St-Pierre initially walked away from fighting with a split-decision win over Johny Hendricks in November 2013, but would return in 2017 for one final fight and a win over Michael Bisping to become middleweight champion at UFC 217 in November 2017.

 

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